This isn't much better than the seller White Flag won at Ripon last time but she steps up in trip off a higher mark today. CAHAL posted his best effort of the year so far when beaten only a head at Thirsk and he gets a chance to finally come good racing off the same mark today. Sketch Map finished ahead of both Raise A Billion and Starlite Jewel when going close over track and trip recently and is preferred to the frustrating Nelson's Pride while Toboggan Star may do better now back over 6f.
Toboggan Star 5-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, ridden 3f out, last of 10, 16l behind Gambino (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Red Tide (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed 2f out, no extra entering final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind No Quarter (9-10) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Nelson's Pride 12-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 6l behind Margrets Gift (9-1) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
White Flag 15-2 (8-2) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd and challenged inside final furlong, ridden and rider dropped whip towards finish, ran on to lead close home, won at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Camanche Grey (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Cahal (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left again inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, hd behind Liliargh (9-3) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Princess Rose 12-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Centre Haafhd (9-7) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Raise A Billion 9-1 (8-5) Raced centre, behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4l behind Bearskin (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Sketch Map (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders centre, ridden and to challenge when edged left towards stands side inside final 2f, led and edged right 1f out, soon headed, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Bearskin (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Starlite Jewel 25-1 (8-8) Virtually refused to race, always detatched in rear, took no part, last of 10, 31l behind Bearskin (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Tinchy Ryder 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Eva Clare (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Countess Lupus (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in touch on outside, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 19l behind Emerald Breeze (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Skinny Latte 40-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind La Havrese (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.